Date: 29th May 2024 - 26th June 2024
CPD Hours: 20hoursComplete this course to become certified in AML. Accelerate your career by learning through a variety of seminars, conferences, private study and assignment.
Money laundering can only occur where there are criminal proceeds to be laundered, and these criminal proceeds often arise from terrible predicate crime such as human trafficking and slavery, drugs and arms dealing, and fraud.
Focus continues to grow on Anti-Money Laundering, both at local and national level, and attention is shifting to Designated Non-Financial Business and Professions (DNFBPs); those service providers who can act as enablers or gateways to the UK financial system.
If you offer legal services within scope of the UK Money Laundering Regulations, you are required by law to have policies and procedures in place which comply with those regulations. We know that the guidance and legislation can be a challenge to read, interpret and implement, so we are offering this course to give MLROs and AML Managers at our member firms the opportunity to be taken through the fundamentals of compliance and grow in confidence in their approach.
The course is priced at £1195 + VAT.
This course split into:
- 5 X 2 hour seminar/workshop sessions with expert trainer, Fraser Sinclair (8 hours CPD)
- The price also includes a complimentary ticket to our AML & Financial Crime Conference (6 hours CPD)
- 1 X written assignment (2 hours CPD)
- Optional private study (4 hours CPD)
Completing the full course fulfills your CPD requirements for the year.
Please note there are just 20 spaces available.
If you’re not a member, please contact our CPD team to book: CPD@lawscot.org.uk
|Date||Location||Seminars & Tutorials|
|Wednesday 29 May, 1pm - 3pm||Online||Context, risk and the risk based approach|
|Wednesday 5 June, 1pm - 3pm||Online||Your firm|
|Wednesday 12 June, 1pm - 3pm||Online||Your clients and matters 1|
|Wednesday 19 June, 1pm - 3pm||Online||Your clients and matters 2|
|Wednesday 26 June, 1 - 3pm||Online||Your clients and matters 3|
|TBC||Online & In-person||AML & Financial Crime Conference|
If these dates don't work for you, please email CPD@lawscot.org.uk to receive advance notice of the next available dates.
This course is aimed at solicitors at legal firms who have responsibility for AML decision-making and policy and procedural design.
Please note, this course and assumes some level of practical understanding and experience of navigating AML issues.
Fraser Sinclair moved from one of the UK’s largest banks to become a formative member of the new AML Team at the Law Society of Scotland. He is now Head of AML and MLRO for MacRoberts LLP, one of Scotland’s leading commercial law firms, and runs the AML training and consultancy brand ‘AMLIFY’ through the firm.
Having worked in AML in financial services and the legal sector, on both regulator and regulated sides of the fence, Fraser is well placed to give participants a well-rounded and practical view of the subject.
The course is designed to be the fishing rod, not the fish. AML compliance contains many grey areas and often allows for differing approaches based on risk, size, and nature of firm. The course will give you a grounding in
- The fundamentals of AML and their implementation
- How to think about AML
- How to problem solve in AML
Throughout the course, there is of course opportunity to ask specific questions and share learning and understanding between participants and the trainer.
- Sign up for the certified course in AML
- Attend five short seminars led by Fraser Sinclair (10 hrs verified CPD)
- Attendance at our AML & Financial Crime Conference (6 hrs verified CPD)
- Online submission of assignment (2 hrs verified CPD)
- Certification in Anti-Money Laundering awarded with use of our marque
Optional online private study consolidation package (2 hr private study CPD).
"The course was really well structured and jammed full of relevant content. At the end of the course I feel I am now more confident in my role as MLRO . I also have a better knowledge of where to look for any information I need. Fraser brought this heavy and sometimes dry subject to life in a way that was easily understood and I can thoroughly recommend this course."
"Fraser clearly put a lot of effort into the preparation and delivery of the course and I appreciate the caring way in which he conducted things."
"I have been the MLRO of our firm since 2007, but learned a great deal during this course. Fraser Sinclair is to be commended for making a difficult subject comprehensible and delivering his course in an authoritative but approachable way"
"This course is excellent for anyone who wants to learn about AML or improve their existing knowledge. It is delivered in a very user-friendly and engaging way. The course is delivered by Fraser who is really knowledgeable and interesting to listen to, and also very helpful."
"I would highly recommend the AML Certification Course. It's very informative and with a focus on applying the rules to daily practice. The delivery and presentation was excellent too."
"The course is thought provoking and stimulating. People who enrol will not be disappointed and will get a lot out of the course that they can take away with them and apply in their law firm or in some other areas such as governance, which can apply to a business more generally."
"Fraser Sinclair was a great teacher, his knowledge shone through, and he was able to articulate complex areas into digestible chunks for members of the audience who were novices."
"I found this course as my firm's new MLRO. I found the course to be very detailed and Fraser's knowledge and passion for the subject shines through. A must for any solicitor involved in their firm's AML procedures."
"Fraser is very knowledgeable on the topic and delivers the training well. Definitely worth attending any AML course that he is delivering."
"This is an excellent course for anyone seeking to meet the legislative, compliance and regulatory challenges posed by AML. Super content and a relaxed and practical delivery style from Fraser makes for a very enjoyable learning experience. Well worth the time and effort."
"Excellent course. Well structured. Varied content with a good mix of technical analysis of the regulations and practical tips."
"I was delighted with the course content - it was particularly helpful for any firm facing an AML inspection by the LSS."